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"Among children under 5 years old, an estimated 316 lives were saved in 2000 by child restraint use. Of these 316 lives saved, 282 were associated with the use of child safety seats and 33 with the use of adult belts.";

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"Readiness for opportunity makes for success. Opportunity often comes by accident; readiness never does." —Samuel Rayburn

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New Driver Checklist For Parents

checkThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed the following "checklist" for parental use in helping new drivers learn safe driving skills. Driver education begins the process in teaching teenagers how to drive. However, parental involvement is crucial to the student driver in developing more advanced road skills. See Chart Below.

 

How to Tell Left From Right

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Graduated Driver Licensing for Teenage Drivers

Drivers license A significant percentage of young drivers are involved in traffic crashes and are twice as likely as adult drivers to be in a fatal crash. Sixteen-year-old drivers have crash rates that are three times greater than 17-year-old drivers, five times greater than 18-year-old drivers, and twice the rate of 85-year-old drivers.

Not Getting Home for the Playoffs

Gabe's TombstoneWhen their 16-year-old son Gabriel missed his Friday night curfew, Charles and Maureen Puccia started to fear the worst. They wouldn't know for hours that Gabe had died with two teenage friends in a crash earlier that night.

Parents' Practice Guides by State

Click on Yellow State for Parents' Practice Guides.
Parents practice guides by state
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DriveCam Can Monitor Risky Teen Driving Behaviors

A friend of DriverEd.com reported that he had attended a Safety Conference, where a speaker showed actual driving clips from DriveCam.com, showing "risky driving behaviors." To see a sample video clip: Click Here. DriveCam is a palm-sized video event recorder that is mounted on the windshield behind the rearview mirror and captures sights and sounds inside and outside the vehicle.

Are You Interested in ROAD SONGS?

MusicNotesRichard F. Weingroff at the Federal Highway Administration has composed a great list of ROAD SONGS with lyrics. There may be other highway song lists on the internet, including lists with more detail, more songs, and more performers. But here's the Highway History page list-for what it's worth. Click Here to See Song List. But remember... while you boogie, WATCH THE ROAD!

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